A graphic issued by the National Park Service hopes to educate people on where’s best to pet the fluffy bison in their parks. A recent spate of people being tossed an gored by the animals, and videos of tourists petting them, prompted the PSA.
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In all seriousness, the message is DON’T! Nothing good can come from getting close to a wild animal.
“It’s not a petting zoo,” said Kathy Kupper, a spokesperson for the Park Service. “It’s a national park, and they’re in their natural state. They are wildlife. They’re a 2,000-pound animal with horns, no matter how docile they look.”